As a convenience for motorists, Air Care Colorado maintains real-time estimates of the expected wait at each inspection facility. The current wait times are listed on the maps page on this website.
LOW PROFILE RIMS & OVERSIZED TIRES - Please note that front-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles with low-profile rim sizes 17-inches-or-larger in diameter or vehicles with wheel sizes larger than 34 inches must be tested on special dynamometers capable of testing vehicles with these unusual features. Please take your vehicle to the Sheridan, Boulder, Ken Caryl or Fort Collins stations for inspection. These are the only stations in the program area equipped with specialized dynamometers that can test these vehicles.
Avoid waiting. Currently, due to the COVID-19 related station closures, all open stations are extremely busy. Mondays all day and early mornings are the busiest times. Mid to late afternoons are the least busy times. High volume times to always avoid are Mondays, the first business day after ANY holiday, and the last few days of the month.
ONE PERSON PER VEHICLE please, and MASKS are REQUIRED. Colorado's statewide mask mandate is followed at all Air Care Colorado locations. NO MASK, NO TEST.
(IF you have a medical condition that keeps you from wearing a mask, or if you are immunocompromised and want options or information regarding our safety processes, please call 303-456-7025 or email Comments@AirCareColorado.com.)
WAIT TIMES - We are currently not tracking wait times in the same way we did prior to the COVID shutdown. Wait times are longer as we do not have all stations operating at this time. However, despite the number of vehicles you may see lined up, the wait times are generally between 45 minutes and one hour. Early mornings are usually the busiest times. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Wait Time Note: Please keep in mind that the wait times are estimations based on recent station activity. The wait times are updated approximately every 15 minutes.